Topic: environment

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sometimes great ideas are born before the world is ready for them.  The story of the electric car battery would be a great example of that exact occurrence.  Currently we live in a world that is about to usher in many more electric cars in the very near future. So, what was the first...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

There are many animals on this planet that are shrinking in population. When they reach a critical population, these animals are placed on the endangered species list. A lot of times, once the animal is put on that list, they continue to dwindle in size until they are eventually extinct. However,...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Trees are some of the most remarkable living things on this planet.  For all of human existence trees have provided a backdrop to our lives, been home to many of our meals - trees even control our atmosphere! So, which trees do the most to make our atmosphere so friendly for our lives? Which...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

As autumn makes its presence known to us, we start to see a lot of leaves falling to the ground.  This is a beautiful indicator of seasonal change and these leaves often get swept aside in order to clean up the landscape.  Recently lawn maintenance was viewed through the lens of science...

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!  Millions of people gather each year in New York City to usher in the upcoming year.  Billions more join this celebration in various other mega cities around the planet.  So, what is a mega city?    Each year around midnight on Dec 31st...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The morning began with a quick dash for coffee at the local Starbucks. After some light conversation about our personal teaching positions we headed out at approximately 8:30 am. We met with Kaitlyn and Chris from the SCA at the National Park, for the second day, to continue our monitoring of the...
(Or, “another day, another macroinvertebrate”) We loaded up and headed off deep into the wilds of… Alexandria. Traffic wasn’t too bad! We made decent time getting to the Cameron Run, a 4th order stream in an industrial area with a LOT of human impacts. Think...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Last week, the Richmond area received about five inches of rain, which helped to reduce the rainfall deficit in our area for the year. For the record, though, we’re still short by 4.9 inches of rainfall for the year. During the weekend before remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole drenched...

Friday, August 20, 2010

During lunchtime the other day, I stopped by our Bayscapes demonstration garden in front of the Museum, to weed the Black-Eyed Susans. Bayscapes features native plants of Virginia that residents can use in their home landscaping which also improve water quality in the James River and Chesapeake Bay...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

By Ben Remo Science Museum of Virginia intern Deep under the surface of the world’s oceans is a whole other dimension of life that one has to see to believe. Humans have always been fascinated with the ocean and creatures of the seas. The new IMAX movie, Deep Sea delivers to that...

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